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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect

Superior occipitofrontal fasciculus

Image #14-5

KEYWORDS: Brain, Diencephalon, Telencephalon.

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Exploration of the brain from its lateral aspect
Superior occipitofrontal fasciculus
The internal capsule has been cut through to expose fibers of the superior occipitofrontal fasciculus which forms a longitudinal bundle in the angle medial to the junction of the corpus callosum and internal capsule. The name commonly used to describe this fasciculus is quite apparently a misnomer inasmuch as there is no evident connection with the occipital lobe. The downward course of these fibers posteriorly towards the thalamus is seen in this dissection.
1 . Artery of precentral sulcus
2 . Superior occipitofrontal fasciculus
3 . Emerging fibers of internal capsule (cut across)
4 . Lentiform nucleus
5 . Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus
6 . Central sulcus (of Rolando)
7 . Superior longitudinal fasciculus
8 . Filaments of external capsule
9 . Uncinate fasciculus